Grumble Body Beauty – Dean Tirkot

Grumble copyGrumble copy 2This work is aligned with Betty Grumble’s existence as an avatar that is in constant pursuit of beauty and glamour. Grumble’s awkward and accidentally profound appropriation sees her inevitable demise through cartoonish explosion as a result of her manic attempt at a Fitness DVD. Betty’s body is also imposed across iconic scenes in film history as she leg lifts, crunches and downward dog’s her way to perfection. This extraction and subversion of such highly recognisable images is a playful poke at the camp world of ‘body beautifuls’ and our never ending societal obsession with ‘the perfect body’.

Dean Tirkot


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